L.A. pays Biggie's family

Published: 2006-01-24
The city of Los Angeles has been ordered to pay $1.1 million to the late Notorious B.I.G.

The sum is to reimburse the family for legal fees after it was discovered that the city was concealing evidence in a civil suit linked to the rapper's death.

Biggie or Christopher Wallace was shot and killed on March 9, 1997 in LA. According to E!Online, "The crime remains unsolved. Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, and his widow, R&B star Faith Evans, filed a wrongful death suit accusing the LAPD of botching the investigation and violating the rap star's civil rights by failing to protect him despite knowing there were threats against him stemming from the violent East Coast-West Coast rap rivalry."

Also, "U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper announced she would consider sanctions last July, following her declaration of a mistrial after it was discovered a Los Angeles police detective hid info linking two disgraced ex-officers, David Mack and Rafael Perez, to Biggie's murder."

The new information presented has reopened the unsolved case and will lead to a retrial later this year.

Though Wallace passed away nearly nine years ago he continues to release hit records like Duets: The Final Chapter which was released in December.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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